10 Times Buffy's Sexuality Shocked Everyone

True Blood wasn't the only sexy vampire show.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has long been known as one of television's greatest bildungsromans, and has had entire college courses dedicated to it. But that doesn't mean it skimped on the sex appeal. While some relationships on the show were handled with delicacy (Willow/Tara being the best example), some became outright sexual for the sake of simple titillation, and Buffy used that steaminess to draw in viewers week after week. The series frequently tackled taboos (teacher/student pairings, teen sex, age gap relationships - you can't get much more of a gap then several hundred years, after all), and definitely went out of its way to spice things up. It even tackled a little bit of BDSM long before 50 Shades Of Grey brought it out of the shadows and directly into public consciousness. Was it appropriate for a "teen" show? Well, by today's standards, it's probably pretty tame, yet just fifteen years ago, Buffy was sneaking a dirty deed or two past network censors, and doing a fantastic job of it - not to mention shocking fans in the process. With all that in mind let's now take a look at ten times Buffy the Vampire Slayer's sexuality shocked its fans. That won't include Willow and Tara - though they were one of the first lesbian couples on TV, and one of the first to kiss on-screen, they weren't actually all that shocking compared to some of the racier moments...
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Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.